On Friday, at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Indian women’s team has won the gold medal in Kabaddi. The team won this medal for the successive second time. In the final, Indian team was competing with Iran and Iran was defeated by the team with a score of 31-21.
Earlier, India has won the same medal in Guangzhou, China. That was four years back and it was the first time when Kabaddi was introduced at the Asiad.
Iranians were not easy to beat and India had to play hard to get the medal. The competition was neck-to-neck but India came with 13 outs which including two ‘iona’ points made them lead with 15-11 in the first half of the game.
India as a winner came out in the second half where it successfully managed to increase the point difference. Iranians lacked even a single ‘lona’ point.
After this the Indian team scored two more ‘lona’ points along with registering 14 outs. The Iranians failed to overcome the difference and ultimately had to settle with a silver medal.
Indian men’s Kabaddi team will also compete with the Iranian men team later in the day. The Indian men’s kabaddi team has the record of winning all previous six gold medals since kabaddi was included in the games in 1990.